Live trainings are fast approaching and with that comes the challenge of deciding which training will be of most value to you. Below is a breakdown of what you can expect to cover within each level.
As the Essentrics certification continues to evolve, each year the live trainings cover the most up to date theories and concepts. Whether you are repeating a level for the first or second time, live trainings will continuously and positively impact your learning.
*If you attend a Live Teacher Training, you will be credited with an honors degree for that level, in addition to a 2-hour credit (per LTT day) to deduct from your required apprentice hours.
(Example: 2-day LTT = 4-hour credit; 3-day LTT = 6-hour credit)
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“There’s nothing like a deep powder day to make you grateful you have been doing Essentrics every day–especially if it’s the seventh powder day in a row. Though it’s tough to crunch your busy schedule around powder days without shirking your responsibilities entirely, your body will love you for at least working in a 22-minute session with Miranda or Sahra. ”
– Susan Mead L3 Instructor CO
Essentrics Benefits I’ve Noticed So Far with Skiing…
“I hadn’t skied much before turning 60 – about the same time I discovered Essentrics. I can correlate improvement in skiing with the development of a daily Essentrics practice. The year I started working in earnest to certify L1, my stamina, balance, and confidence increased dramatically. At 63, I could ski all day without experiencing sore muscles!”
– Terry Nolan L3 Instructor CO
Essentrics Benefits I’ve Noticed So Far with Skiing…
Level 4 Instructor Fleur Kalbfleisch introduced Essentrics during a couple of workshops for recovering (breast) cancer survivors in collaboration with Pluk de dag PINK, a foundation that focuses on the aftercare of people who struggle(d) with cancer. It’s important for them to focus on the positive sides of being healthy in their body again. Most of them have lost the trust in their body and the ability to move; now it’s time for them to get back on track slowly. However, there is not much advice given about how to move after finishing treatments with a physiotherapist. Essentrics is the key word here. Fleur introduced the Essentrics technique so everybody getting familiar with a new, respectful way of exercising for a great recovery of their body and a happy feeling.
“I’ve taught a very slow class, a pain relief workout, release and restore-ish. I focused a lot on connective tissue and posture, because of the less mobility they have. That was my first goal, followed by making slow movements. We didn’t work with strength, that was (still) a bit too much. But I wanted to make them feel great and happy again. Using a good explanation of the technique and lovely music they could create new memories and forget the cancer (for a moment).”
Every patient has their own level, so Fleur made a few adjustments to make everybody feel comfortable with the workout. Especially for women who had breast surgery. The focus was the trust in their body, so every movement was very slow, low pace and easy follow. Also, she explained a lot during the workout. For them, the new knowledge about the self-recovering body was a good motivation to move and get back the faith in their body.
“I am overwhelmed by all the amazing response and I am deeply humbled not only by the amazing people I met, but also by their response to Essentrics. They experienced a new flow of energy in their bodies: ‘’I feel space and energy entering my body. I forgot how that felt,’’ was only one of the many positive and rewarding feedback. We as teachers of this fantastic workout can make a difference in these people’s lives. Restoring their energy, their strength, the confidence in their body and for women; regaining their femininity. After the first workshop, I decided to share this with as many (cancer) patients. My goal with Essentrics and my company Fflow Academy is to help people move in flow, whatever their background is. A lot of people came to me with hope in their faces. I love to help them for free, I see this as my return for the society. Working with cancer patients is the philanthropic aspect of Fflow Academy.”
After four workshops, the Essentrics workout was rated with a 9,5! Incredible high, which confirms the enormous quality and functionality. A lot of people contacted Fleur afterwards and she has sent them in all directions. Luckily, we have great teachers in different parts of the Netherlands.
The best reward for me is the story of Betsy: “She is a survivor of cancer who drives 110 kilometers (two-hour drive) each Monday to join my class. I’ve told her about classes in her area, but she doesn’t want to miss any of my Monday’s, and in fact she hasn’t for half a year already. In her time, practicing Essentrics she felt better, her knee injuries disappeared and every week she’s smiling and shining like she won the lottery. That’s the biggest compliment and satisfaction I could wish for.”
|LEVEL 1||LEVEL 2|
|Beverly Stuckenberg – Kamloops, BC||Helene Lamothe – Blainville, QC|
|Eunis F Christensen – Seal Beach, CA||Julie Bolduc – Plessisville, QC|
|Sophie Deshaies – Granby, QC||Jill Roth – Westerville, OH|
|Marjorie A. Tucker – Chepachet, RI||Christine C Chenard – Montreal, QC|
|Kristine Campbell – Denver, CO||Kerrin Perrin – Cowe, Isle of Wight|
|Pamela Sutton – Fort Collins, CO||Susan Arrance – Silverthorne, CO|
|Patricia Trampas – Franklin Park, IL||Gail Tassarotti – Albany, NY|
|Linda Myers – Redwood City, CA|
|Erika Oostreen – Chateuguay, QC|
|LEVEL 3||LEVEL 4|
|Sylvie Lebel – Cornwall, ON||Marie-Eve Gosemick – Westmount, QC|
|Gay Dipell – Sunrise Beach, TX||Jackie Badger – North Branch, MN|
|Maria Craig – Harrisburg, NC||Fleur Kalbfleisch Amsterdam, NL|
|Terry Nolan – Steamboat Springs, CO|
|Milissa Rush Grande Prairie, AB|
|Kay Baucom Iron Station, NC|